Bangladesh call up batsman Rony for Ireland ODIs

cricket17 March 2023 08:11| © AFP
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Bangladesh have called up opening batsman Rony Talukdar to their one-day squad for the three-match series against Ireland starting on Saturday in Sylhet.

Rony, 32, has never played a 50-over game for Bangladesh and comes in after a training injury ruled out Zakir Hasan.

Team physio Bayjedul Islam said that Zakir's thumb had suffered a minor fracture and would take around two weeks to heal.

Rony was part of the Twenty20 squad that thrashed England 3-0 in the recent series, scoring 54 runs across all three matches.

Ireland and Bangladesh will play three ODIs, three Twenty20 internationals and a test.

All three ODIs will be played in Sylhet with the remaining matches on 20 and 23 March.